My husband and I happily toured
the design house at
The Merchandise Mart
(Open until Dec. 9, 2011.)
Nine of Chicago’s
top interior designers
dreamed big in this showroom
full of inspiration and sophistication,
and I loved the office designed by
Michael Del Piero.
Michael was guided by the
need for efficiency and flexibility.
This hide was gorgeous, and you know
what else I thought would look great in here?
photo – Splendid Willow
One of Splendid Willow’s
Swedish Sheep Skins
which are both functional
(rugs, blankets, warmth)
and soooooo texturally beautiful.
Omg, have you visited Monika’s shop yet?
Prepare to swoon.
The wall texture provides warmth and interest
while the openness of the floor plan
allows for ease of movement.
Why, yes, those are English saddles.
The scale of these chairs was unreal.
I felt gnome-like next to them!
photos by me
Warm contemporary rustic charm.
Michael is such a genius at injecting a room
with texture and soul without overwhelming it with
My only question:
this office is so tranquil;
do you think you could get
any work done?
Peace to you right where you are.
Resources for this design:
trim: Benjamin Moore, Navajo White
flooring: Birger Juell, White Oak
chairs: Bradley Hughes, Lily Highback
wallcover: Maya Romanoff
leather saddles: Michael Cleary
desk, lamps, bookshelves: Michael Del Piero personal collection